California - Nicknamed "The Golden State" during the 1848 Gold Rush, California still attracts thousands seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood. Beyond the silver screen, the diverse terrain of the massive state offers snow skiing near Lake Tahoe, hiking amongst the California Redwoods and surfing in the Pacific Ocean in coastal cities like San Diego and San Francisco. Show business hopefuls flock to the Los Angeles area from all over the country. They protect belongings in self storage units at numerous storage facilities in the city, as well as storage facilities in popular suburbs like Santa Monica and Studio City. The capitol city of Sacramento’s many self storage units hold everything from skis to boats in the respective off seasons. Between limited storage at home and the wide range of outdoor activities in California, thousands of residents rent mini storage facilities for stowing away boats, mountain bikes and surfboards.